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Title: Electron spin torque in atoms
Authors: Hara, Takaaki
Senami, Masato  kyouindb  KAKEN_id
Tachibana, Akitomo  kyouindb  KAKEN_id
Author's alias: 立花, 明知
Issue Date: Mar-2012
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Journal title: Physics Letters A
Volume: 376
Issue: 17
Start page: 1434
End page: 1441
Abstract: The spin torque and zeta force, which govern spin dynamics, are studied by using monoatoms in their steady states. We find nonzero local spin torque in transition metal atoms, which is in balance with the counter torque, the zeta force. We show that d-orbital electrons have a crucial effect on these torques. Nonzero local chirality density in transition metal atoms is also found, though the electron mass has the effect to wash out nonzero chirality density. Distribution patterns of the chirality density are the same for Sc–Ni atoms, though the electron density distributions are different.
Rights: © 2012 Elsevier B.V.
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DOI(Published Version): 10.1016/j.physleta.2012.03.028
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